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Electrical Wiring Residential Paperback – January 1, 2011

ISBN-13: 978-1435498266 ISBN-10: 1435498267 Edition: 17th

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Product Details

  • Series: Electrical Wiring Residential
  • Paperback: 816 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 17 edition (January 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1435498267
  • ISBN-13: 978-1435498266
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.4 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #30,110 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1. General Information for Electrical Installations. 2. Electrical Symbols and Outlets. 3. Determining the Required Number of Lighting Outlets, Receptacle Outlets, and Small-Appliance Branch Circuits. 4. Conductor Sizes and Types, Wiring Methods, Wire Connections, Voltage Drop, and Neutral Conductor Sizing for Services. 5. Conductor Identification, Switch Control of Lighting Circuits, Bonding/Grounding of Wiring Devices, Induction Heating. 6. Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupters, Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupters, Transient Voltage Surge Suppressors, Immersion Detection Circuit Interrupters, and Appliance Leakage Current Interrupters. 7. Luminaires Ballasts, and Lamps. 8. Lighting Branch Circuit for the Front Bedroom. 9. Lighting Branch Circuit for the Master Bedroom. 10. Lighting Branch Circuit-Bathrooms, Hallway. 11. Lighting Branch Circuit-Front Entry, Porch. 12. Lighting Branch Circuit and Small-Appliance Circuits for the Kitchen. 13. Lighting Branch Circuit for the Living Room. 14. Lighting BCranch Circuit for the Study/Bedroom. 15. Dryer Outlet, Lighting and Receptacle Circuits for the Laundry, Powder Room, Rear Entry Hall, and Attic. 16. Lighting Branch Circuit for the Garage. 17. Recreation Room. 18. Lighting Branch Circuit, Receptacle Circuits for Workshop. 19. Special-Purpose Outlets-Water Pump, Water Heater. 20. Special-Purpose Outlets for Ranges, Counter-Mounted Cooking Unit G, and Wall-Mounted Oven. 21. Special-Purpose Outlets-Food Waste Disposer, Dishwasher. 22. Special-Purpose Outlets for the Bathroom Ceiling Heat/Vent/Lights, the Attic Fan, and the Hydromassage Tub. 23. Special-Purpose Outlets-Electric Heating, Air Conditioning. 24. Gas and Oil Central Heating Systems. 25. Television, Telephone, and Low-Voltage Signal Systems. 26. Smoke, Heat, and Carbon Monoxide Alarms, and Security Systems. 27. Service-Entrance Equipment. 28. Overcurrent Protection-Fuses and Circuit Breakers. 29. Service-Entrance Calculations. 30. Swimming Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs, and Hydromassage Baths. 31. Wiring for the Future: Home Automation Systems. 32. Standby Power Systems. 33. Residential Utility Interactive Photovoltaic Systems. Specifications for Electrical Work-Single-Family Dwelling. Appendix. IAEI Membership Application Form. Key Terms. Web Sites. Index (Code and Subject). Plans for Single-Family Dwelling. Sheet 1 of 10 Basement Plan. Sheet 2 of 10 Floor Plan. Sheet 3 of 10 South (Front) Elevation; Window Schedule, Door Schedule. Sheet 4 of 10 East (Right) Elevation; Interior Elevations. Sheet 5 of 10 North (Rear) Elevation; Plot Plan. Sheet 6 of 10 West (Left) Elevation; Room Finish Schedule. Sheet 7 of 10 Section A-A. Sheet 8 of 10 Electrical Basement Plan. Sheet 9 of 10 Electrical Floor Plan. Sheet 10 of 10 Code Requirements for Swimming Pool Wiring. Blank Floor Plan First Floor. Blank Floor Plan Basement.

About the Author

Ray C. Mullin is a former electrical instructor for the Wisconsin Schools of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education. Prior to his retirement, he served as district manager, regional manager, regional vice president, and ultimately director technical liaison for a major electrical manufacturer. He also served on the NFPA Code Making Panel 4 of the National Electrical Code. A former journeyman and supervisor for residential, commercial, and industrial installations, he has taught electrical apprentice and journeyman courses, conducted numerous technical and Code seminars, written many articles for electrical trade publications, and consulted for electrical equipment manufacturers on legal issues. A former member of the Executive Board of the Western Section of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors, he is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and National Fire Protection Association, Electrical Section. He attended the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee School of Engineering, and Colorado State University.

Phil Simmons is the founder of Simmons Electrical Services, where he consults on the National Electrical Code and other codes. Mr. Simmons also writes, edits, illustrates, and produces technical publications, providing plan review of electrical construction documents and inspection of complex electrical installations. In addition to developing training programs related to electrical codes and safety, he has presented on these subjects at numerous seminars and conferences for universities, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI), the U.S. Department of Defense, and private clients. He has also consulted on lawsuits involving electrical injury and property damage and is the co-author and illustrator of numerous textbooks on electrical topics. Mr. Simmons serves NFPA on Code Making Panel-5 of the National Electrical Code Committee (grounding and bonding), and he previously served on the NFPA Standards Council, the NEC Technical Correlating Committee, the IAEI, and Underwriters Laboratories. He is a retired member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

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Customer Reviews

Well written and easy to follow.
fagian
If you have some expertise and want to wire your new home so that it will pass inspection, this book tells you what you need to know.
Gary in San Jose
Also purchased tabs for my code book and they help immensely in finding certain articles.
Tim

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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Gary in San Jose on April 8, 2011
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This comprehensive guide is designed to teach aspiring professionals the design concepts and electrical code for issues facing residential electricians. Its content is also helpful to serious amateurs (not beginners) wanting to gain a more thorough knowledge of wiring than can be learned from the pictorial DIY guides. This book emphasizes the National Electric Code (NEC) for each topic and is updated every three years to include the changes made to the NEC. The code's phrasing is not always intuitive, and much of the text explains NEC requirements.

Although the volume is sold primarily to students taking technical courses and those studying for the residential electrician license exam, it can be useful to serious do-it-yourselfers. If you are building a house or adding on, you will find topics regarding new construction that simply aren't covered in DIY pictorial guides. This 800 page book presents the "complete picture" and code for subjects including service entrances, voltage drop calculations, conductor sizing, sub-panels, branch circuit design, central heating systems, spas, standby electrical systems, interconnected smoke detectors, etc.

If you have some expertise and want to wire your new home so that it will pass inspection, this book tells you what you need to know. The book can help the sophisticated amateur get it right. That said, my advice is to hire a licensed journeyman electrician to guide and review your major projects. Safety is critical, and your local home inspector may not be thorough enough to catch things that could lead to fire or malfunction.

"Electrical Wiring Residential" has almost no content on repairs or upgrades to existing wiring. The focus is new construction.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Roger on July 13, 2012
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This is the book that is used at the votech in the area where I live. I have read numerous books on residential wiring. This is the best one. It explains the concepts of electricity and provides easy to understand diagrams. It is also an excellent reference book
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Keith_Dani on January 16, 2012
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I got this book because it is the text book that I needed for my electrical class at school. It was exactly what I needed for the class and was way cheaper than the school bookstore. This book will teach you how to wire your own house. It will go into detail to teach you how the electrician would do it. Good detail and instruction.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Julio on January 18, 2014
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I have learned a lot more with this book, is very useful, I would recommend it to anyone who wants to improve his knowledge in electrical wiring
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Todd Ouellette on February 3, 2014
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Excellant learning book and simplified to just residential wiring. what is realy nice about this book is that it is based on the up to date code which brings you up to date with your code while at the same time refreshing your memory on what is involved in wiring a home. would deffinately recomend this to electricians who wan't most knowledge geared towarde residential wiring. Would especially recomend to students.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Aaron k on March 14, 2013
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purchased for a college course the book has proven useful for many household do it yourself projects since, plenty of diagrams and step-by-step pictures and the quiz's at the end of each chapter helped reinforce the information
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By william olipane on February 23, 2014
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all Blueprints are missing from the book. I was expecting that the prints are included. the book is useless with out the plan.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Karen Lee Walker on February 23, 2013
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Ray Mullin does an excellent job of presenting information that at times can be difficult . He supplies good illustrations.
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More About the Author

Ray C. Mullin: Former electrical instructor for the Wisconsin Schools of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education. Former member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Currently a member of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, National Fire Protection Association, Electrical Section. He has served on the NFPA Code Making Panel 4 of the National Electrical Code. Completed electrical apprenticeship training program. Worked as journeyman and supervisor for residential, commercial, and industrial installations. Taught electrical apprentice and journeyman course. Conducted numerous technical and Code seminars. He has written many articles that have appeared in electrical trade publications and has done consulting to electrical equipment manufactureres on legal issues. He has served on the Executive Board of the Western Section of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors and serves on the Electrical Commission in home town. He attended the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee School of Engineering, and Colorado State University.

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